Happy International Women's Day! To celebrate, here's one of our favourite city endeavours - gender mainstreaming in Vienna.
Over the past 17 years, Vienna has completed projects large and small to address how the city works for women and girls. Projects have ranged from redesigning playgrounds to boost the participation of girls in active play, to making cemeteries more accessible for older women who are the most common visitors, to affordable apartments designed with childcare, access to work and access to open space in mind.
The urban planning group's gender expert, Eva Kail, says "For me, it’s a political approach to planning, it’s about bringing people into spaces where they didn’t exist before or felt they had no right to exist."